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  • Maalik – e – Yaumiddeen

    Maalik can mean Master or the Lord or the King of the ‘Yaumiddeen’ the Day of Faith. The Day is the Day of the Final judgment but it is termed in the Qur’anic language as the [...]

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  • 28 The History, Al-Qasas: Makki

    28 The History Al-Qasas: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. TA SIN MIM. 2. These are the verses of the illuminating Book. 3. We [...]

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  • Saba (Sheba)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ [...]

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  • 31 Luqman Luqman: Makki

    31 Luqman Luqman: Makki ________________________________________ In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful. ALIF LAM MIM. 2. These are the verses of the sagacious Book, 3. And a [...]

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  • QURAYSH Quraysh قريش Meccan (surah 106 • 4 ayahs)

    QURAYSH Quraysh قريش Meccan (surah 106 • 4 ayahs) »The surah that admonishes the first recipients of the Quran, the Meccan tribe of QURAYSH, to give thanks to the One God alone who had long [...]

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  • AL-ṢAFF Ranks الصف Medinan (surah 61 • 14 ayahs)

    AL-ṢAFF Ranks الصف Medinan (surah 61 • 14 ayahs) »The surah that declares God’s love of all those believers who maintain the solid RANKS or lines of unreachable communal unity in selflessly and [...]

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  • Al-Ahzaab (The Clans)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ اتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تُطِعِ الْكَافِرِينَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ [...]

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  • AL-FĪL The Elephant الفيل Meccan (surah 105 • 5 ayahs)

    AL-FĪL The Elephant الفيل Meccan (surah 105 • 5 ayahs) »The surah that tells of the destruction of the armed force that came to be known as the company of THE ELEPHANT, after the animal they [...]

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  • Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ {1} [...]

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  • What Is The Aim of Repetitions In The Holy Qur’an?

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi & Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani Question: Why are some ayats repeated in the Qur’an and in this way why are some stories mentioned on many places? Answer: We [...]

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  • AL-MUJĀDILAH The Pleader المجادلة Medinan (surah 58 • 22 ayahs)

    AL-MUJĀDILAH The Pleader المجادلة Medinan (surah 58 • 22 ayahs) »The surah that mentions the complaint of Khawlah bint Thaʿlabah to the Prophet as THE PLEADER for dignity of women against the [...]

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  • (4) THE WOMEN (al-nisa’)

    THE WOMEN (al-nisa’) (4) Number of Verses: 176 In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful People, have fear of your Lord who has created you from a single soul. From it He created [...]

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  • Introduction to the Holy Quran

    Written By: Ahmad von Denffer The Qur’an contains the revelations of Allah, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, to mankind. It is the message from God to man and therefore of utmost [...]

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  • Saad (The Letter ‘Saad’)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. ص ۚ وَالْقُرْآنِ ذِي الذِّكْرِ {1} [Yusufali 38:1] Sad: By the Qur’an, Full of Admonition: (This is [...]

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  • Al-Kahf (The Cave)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ الْكِتَابَ وَلَمْ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ عِوَجًا ۜ {1} [...]

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  • The Creation of Man

    In the Quran the subject of human reproduction leads to a multitude of statements which constitute a challenge to the embryologist seeking a human explanation to them. It was only after the birth [...]

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  • Al-Mujaadila (The Pleading Woman)

    بسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. قَدْ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ قَوْلَ الَّتِي تُجَادِلُكَ فِي زَوْجِهَا وَتَشْتَكِي إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ يَسْمَعُ [...]

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  • Exegesis of Surat al-Tawhid and Some Verses of Surat al-Hadid

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my chain of authorities reaching up to the foremost shaykh and the greatest pillar, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from [...]

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  • An Outline of Governance from a Qur’anic Perspective

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi This paper is an attempt to partially delineate the salient features of Shi’ite political thought. It seeks to clarify that Islam is an all-embracing religion [...]

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  • Ghadir in Qur’an

    By : Rafed Network Love for the Messenger of Allah, attachment towards his Ahl Al-Bayt (pbut) and their obedience are the factors which lead to success in this world and salvation in the [...]

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  • The Teachings of Imam Sadiq(A.S.)

    Imam as-Sadiq(A.S.) asked the man who attended before him about his manner. “I am one of your followers and adherents,” answered the man. Imam As-Sadiq(A.S.) said: Allah will surely [...]

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  • 40 Ahadith Regarding the Month of Ramadan

    Introduction The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: Those people from amongst my ummah, who memorise forty traditions pertaninig to those issues of religion, which they [...]

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  • The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.):“Fatema (S.A.) is a part of me

    By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz “What Allah gave to His Prophet from them (and), you did not spur any horse for its sake (acquisition), nor any riding camel; but Allah makes His prophets prevail over [...]

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  • Hijab and Family Life

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali Allah (swt) has created human beings to act as His vicegerents on earth and, like all other forms of living beings, human beings cannot be complete unless they are in a [...]

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [2]

    Text of Hadith; A mumin keeps away from the unlawful and forbidden things, he is free from doubt and he does not perpetrate them either, he is generous, he does not bother or inconvenience [...]

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  • An account of Ya‘qub and Yusuf

    Hayat Al-Qulub Vol. 1, By: Allamah Muhammad Baqir Al-Majlisi Abu Hamza Thumali narrates through a correct chain of traditionalists that one day he performed the morning prayers with Imam Zayn [...]

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  • Debates of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

    Abu Abd Allah (al- Sadiq), peace be on him, had many strong proofs with which he revealed the truth and refuted the proofs of others. We will tell you something about them, for they are a part of [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

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  • Who Will Enter Paradise

    It is related that a companion of Amir al-mu’minin called Hammam(1) who was a man devoted to worship said to him, “O’ Amir al-mu’minin, describe to me the pious man in [...]

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  • Short Sayings by Imam Ali (a)

    Author : Aim Islam 1- Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the misfortunes are within the treasures of Paradise.   2- The best friend [...]

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  • Which is Correct, “Wa ‘Itrati” {and My Progeny}, or “Wa Sunnati” {and My Tradition}?

    By: Sayyid Rida’ Husayni Nasab The hadith scholars {muhaddithun} have narrated hadith ath-thaqalayn {Tradition on the Two Weighty Things} in two ways and it has been recorded in the books [...]

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  • Maxims of Imam Hussain (A.S) Regarding Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil

    The following sayings are related to the pious Imam, the Prophet’s grandson, the martyr Abu Abdillah Al-Hussain bin Ali (peace be upon them). Imam Al-Hussain’s sermon Regarding [...]

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  • Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT)

    Author : Imam Al-Sadiq A.S Imam Sadiq(as) said: Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah(swt) (Ref: Wasail ush shia, Vol 5, Pg 224) The closed schools and workplaces, clean and shining roads, [...]

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  • The Historical Speech of The Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Ghadir Khum

    This is the English translation of the speech of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in Ghadir Khum. It is well written and documented with lots of references. O Allah! Send your blessings to the head of [...]

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  • Historical Sermon of Bibi Fatima (S.A.) in the Nabawi Mosque

    Author : Imam Reza Network In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful By “Allah” we mean: Allah besides Whom there is no deity [God]; He describes Himself: the Knower of [...]

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  • Review of Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma’thur (The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Review of: Al-Maqtal al-Husayni al-Ma’thur [The Hadith-Based Martyrdom Account of Imam al-Husayn], 2nd ed. by Muhammad-Jawad al-Tabasi. Tehran: Daral-Sami`, 2007. [...]

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  • Sayings of Imam Husain (A.S.)

    Compiled and Translated by: Syed Zainulabedin Razavi, Tehran, Iran Name: Husain Title: Sayyed ush Shohada Byname: Aba Abdellah Father’s name: Ali ibne Abitaleb(A.S) Mother’s name: [...]

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  • Faith in Allah and Attaining His Pleasure

    Imam Sadiq [a] said: “My father said to me about his father [a] that a man from Kufah wrote to his father viz. to al-Husayn-ibn-Ali [a] asking him [a] to imform him of the good of this [...]

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  • Supplications of Imam Zain ul Abideen (A.S) Part I

    The Life of Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin By: Bāqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 408 – 448 In this supplication, the Imām, peace be on him, mentioned the followers of the messengers and those who [...]

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  • Islamic Government According to Imam Ali [a]

    Author : Aim Islam Upon appointing Malik Al-Ashtar as the governor of Eygpt, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [a] sent a letter advising Malik in his post. This letter is an invaluable document [...]

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  • The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)

    It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality of Prophethood with a clear implication that the prophethood has been culminated and [...]

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  • Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Sajjad (as), the Guide of Muslims Imam Sajjad

    The father gently touched the fevered forehead of his son. He was Hussein Ibn Ali (as) who was sitting on the bed of his son Ali Ibn al-Hussein and had pinned hope in his luminous eyes. Imam [...]

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  • Imam Ali bin Abu Talib (A.S.),His Life, Achievements, and Merits

    By: Syed Hasan Akhtar Ali bin Abu Talib (A.S.) was the cousin and son-in-Law of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.). It is outside the scope of this presentation to record the numerous achievements and [...]

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  • Hadrat Fatima (S.A.) was a Mine of Knowledge and Wisdom

    As he neared the city in the burning heat of the mid-day sun, he shaded his eyes with his hands and cast a look at the green date- palms of Medina behind which were a row of modest houses. He [...]

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  • Imam Hassan (A.S), A Purified and Infallible Vicegerent of Allah (SWT)

    Written By: Ali Jaafary In the Name of ALLAH the Merciful, the Compassionate INTRODUCTION: As history has often taught us, there are many lessons in life that come about in important events. Some [...]

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  • Historic Journey of Imam Hussain (A.S) to Karbala

    While in Makkah, Imam Husayn received the news that Yazid had sent ‘Umar Ibn Sa’d Ibn al-As as delegate of the caliph to the Hajj pilgrims and that among his duties was to kill Imam [...]

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  • The General Life-Style of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

    The other members of the Ahl al-Bayt (AS) are the perfect examples of the education and training of the Holy Prophet (SA). Their characters and life-style resemble the character of the Holy [...]

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  • The Noble Lineage

    THE LIFE OF FATIMA AZ-ZAHRA’ By: Allamah Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi P. 25 – 35 There is no lineage in the earth higher than the lineage of Fatima, the principal of the women of the [...]

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  • The Holy Prophet’s Counsel to Imam Ali (A.S.)

    Author : Imam Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my continuous chain of transmission reaching up to the best of the traditionists and the foremost of them, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub [...]

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  • Al-Muhaddatha

    Written By: Abu Muhammed Al-Ordoni First of all, it should be explained that angels speak, appear, and can be heard by others than prophets. It is written in the Holy Quran: 1. “Behold! the [...]

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  • Fatimah Al-Zahra, The Only Daughter of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Name:Fatimah. Title: az- Zahra’. Agnomen: Ummu ‘l-A’immah. Father’s name: Muhammad ibn `Abdillah. Mother’s name: khadijah bint khuwaylid. Birth: Born in Mecca of [...]

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  • Grief of Lady Zahra (S.A)

    All praise belongs to the Almighty [swt], the Master of the Universe. After the Prophet’s death, events continued to occur. When studying the era following the Prophet’s death, [...]

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  • Allah’s Messenger Reveals The Future of Lady Fatima (S.A) on Her

    Fatima (S.A) The Gracious By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni P. 190 – 194 It was natural for the Prophet (P.B.U.H.) who knew and foretold the future events, to reveal to his family, especially his [...]

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  • Impressions of Character of Imam Reza (A.S)

    The Life of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Rida By : Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi P. 103 – 122 Imam Abu Mohammed al-Rida, peace be on him, is famous for his outstanding merits and talents. He has [...]

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  • The Deputies of the Imam of the Age Hazrat Hujjat ibnil Hasan al-Askari (a.t.f.s.)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Allah’s mercy is infinite. None else is more gracious than the Almighty to His creatures. Even the vast love of a mother for her child is just a minor ray of endless [...]

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  • Role of Religious Deviation in Leading to Karbala

    Written by Rasul Ja’farian The Islamic community in the year the event of Karbala- took place, had greatly differed from that in the last year of Prophet’s life. The trend of deviation had [...]

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  • Great Women of the World

    By: Sayyid Khomeini Hazrat Fatima Zahra (upon whom be peace) The anniversary of Hazrat Fatima’s birthday and Women’s Day Tomorrow is Women’s Day. It is the day when (the birth of) a woman is [...]

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  • Ahl-al-Bayt (A.S): Its Meaning and Origin

    The term “ahl” signifies the members of a household of a man, including his fellow tribesmen, kin, relatives, wife (or wives), children, and all those who share a family background, [...]

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  • The Sweet Basil of the Prophet (PBUH&HP)

    One of the most beautiful and deep aspects of the life of Imam Hussain (PBUH), is the great and excessive attention that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP) showed towards him and his elder brother [...]

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  • Prominent Characteristics and Merits of The Imam of The Time

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 53-57 The predominant characteristics and personal traits of His Eminence, Mahdi [...]

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  • Justice in All Islamic Laws

    After we have dealt with the Justice of Allah we now switch over to social justice. Since the subject of social justice has a wider range we confine ourselves to quoting relevant matters from the [...]

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  • Do we have the right to ask about the Logic behind Islamic Laws?

    By: Nasir Makarem Shirazi Now we discuss the most important topics about Islamic laws, its rules and regulations and their philosophy and most of the questions and answers are based on this. “Why [...]

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  • Fasting – A Body/Mind/Spirit Healing

    By: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei Allah the Almighty says in the Qur’an: “And seek (Allah’s) assistance with Patience and Prayer; and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for those with full [...]

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  • Prayer and Its Effects

    The Holy Prophet [s] said: “The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant.” Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 [...]

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  • Why do the Shi’ahs Combine Prayers?

    The Shi’ahs acknowledge the five obligatory daily prayers. However, they frequently combine the Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers by offering them consecutively during the time period defined by [...]

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  • Hajj in Social Perspective

    By: T. Jamshidian The fact that Hajj has been granted the status of being the third pillar of the secondary principles (Foroudeen) Islam is itself an indication of its importance in religion [...]

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  • A Religious and Political Journey

    Written by Ayatullah Shaikh Jafar The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were [...]

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  • Intention (Niyyah): The first Essential Element of Prayer

    By: Hojjat al-Islam Muhsin Qara’ati The first essential element {rukn} of prayer is the intention {niyyah}. Intention means that we have to know what we are doing, what we are reciting, and for [...]

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  • Najasat and Taharat Rules

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi A. SOME IMPORTANT TERMS “Najasat” (pl. najasaat) means uncleanliness, impurity. In Islamic laws, the najasat if of two types: inherent and acquired. To [...]

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  • Haidh (Menstruation or Period)

    Haidh is a type of blood that is discharged from the womb of a woman every month. In order to better understand haidh let us follow the eight simple steps below: Verification If the blood seen is [...]

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  • Objectives and Bebefits of The Hajj

    “And proclaim among people the Pilgrimage; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel coming from every remote path. That they may witness advantages for them and mention the name of [...]

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  • Social Justice in Islam

    By: Shaykh Muhsin Qara’ati The purpose of our discussion on social justice is to mention those verses of the Holy Qur’an and the traditions through which the Holy Qur’an and our [...]

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  • Hijab and Family Life

    By: Mohammad Ali Shomali Allah (swt) has created human beings to act as His vicegerents on earth and, like all other forms of living beings, human beings cannot be complete unless they are in a [...]

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  • Preparing for Ramadhan

    It is a good time to prepare for Ramadhan. This holy and blessed month in which only the wicked / damned Shaghi 1 will not be forgiven of his sins (as per hadith narrated from the prophet s.a.w). [...]

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  • Prayers of a Traveller (Musafir)

    (According to the fatwas of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali Sistani) A traveller should reduce the Rak’ats in Zuhr, Asr and Isha prayers, that is, he should perform two Rak’ats instead of four, [...]

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  • The Branches of Religion

    To be a sincere and good, practicing Muslim in the way of Islam and Allah, you should know Fooroo-e-deen. To consider yourself a lover and follower of Ahl-lul Bayt (a.s.), you should test [...]

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  • AL-Zakat

    The literal meaning of zakat In defining zakat, it is said to have both the meaning of cleansing and nurturing. If zakat’s definition is taken from the root Arabic word, tazkiya meaning [...]

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  • Forty Ahadith Regarding The Importance of Zakat

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hadith Number 1:Zakat, A Bridge of Islam رُوِيَ عَنِ النَّبِي أَنَّهُ قَالَ: أَلزَّكَاةُ قَنْطَرَةُ الإِسْلاَمِ، فَمَنْ أَدَّاهَا جَازَ الْقَنْطَرَةَ وَمَنْ مَنَعَهَا [...]

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  • The Duty of Man towards Himself

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  • Superiority of Islamic Laws

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  • The Word House (Ahlul-Bayt) in Holy Quran

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  • Some Important Events from the Seerah of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.)

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  • Imam Mahdi (A.S.) and Justice

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  • Restatement of History of Islam

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  • The Message: From Marriage to Prophethood

    Written By: Ayatullah Shaikh Jafar Al-Subhani The most sensitive period of the life of a person begins when he (or she) comes of age. It is so because at this time the sexual instincts attain [...]

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  • Some Important Events during the Holy Prophet’s Mission in Madinah

    Author : Imam Reza Network THE DECLARATION OF BROTHERHOOD After his arrival in Madina, the Holy Prophet (S) was faced with a new challenge. For the first time, the Muslims were centralised and [...]

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  • Flowers and Scents in Paradise

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  • Allah’s Help Is The Best

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  • Pessimism; The Bright and Dark Points of Life

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  • Guidance of the Holy Prophets

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  • The True Believer is Most Alert and Attentive to The Next World

    By: Ayatullah al-Uzma Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi In continuation of the tradition which noted the characteristics of the true believer, we examine six more qualities the believer must possess: [...]

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  • “And we have sent you making you only a mercy for the worlds” Holy Quran-21;107

    Written By: Sughra Khatoon Our holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa S.A.W , the last apostle and messenger of Allah was sent to mankind as a mercy for this world and the Hereafter. Superior to [...]

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  • Imamate: One of the Fundamentals of Faith

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  • The Life of Imam Hassan Al Mujtaba (A.S)

    On the 15th day of the Holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Ali (A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) was born. kafi: vol=1; pg.461 The Kunyat of Imam Hasan (A.S) was Abu Mohammad. Al – [...]

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  • Tawassul

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  • The Qur’an Possesses Revelation and Exegesis

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 37-45 We shall discuss the word, exegesis, ta’wil, in relation to three Qur’anic verses. Firstly, in the verses concerning the implicit [...]

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  • The Meaning of God’s Creation of Adam in His Image

    Author : Sayyid Khomeini An Exposition of Hadith by Imam Khomeini With my chain of authorities reaching up to the august shaykh, the Pillar of Islam, Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni (R) from a [...]

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  • Compatibility Between Faith and Nature

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  • Knowledge of the Unseen

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  • Leadership and Command in Wars during the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

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  • Identifying Al- Mahdi

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  • The Value of the Qur’an in the Eyes of the Muslims

    Allamah Tabatabaee The Qur’an In Islam p. 17-22 The Qur’an Contains a Pattern of a Complete Way of Life for Man. The religion of Islam is superior to any other in that it guarantees [...]

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  • The Universal Mission of Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)

    By : Ayatullah Muhammad Jawad Chirri Late Director of the Islamic Center of America Wilson: The history of the Prophet informs us that at the age of forty, while he was worshipping on Mount Hira, [...]

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  • Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S) Altruism

    Written By: Shaikh Muhammedi Rayshahri And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive – (saying), we feed you for the sake of Allah alone: No reward do we [...]

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  • Shi’ite Authors On Ethics and Morals

    The first among the Shi’ite to write on this subject was Amir-ul-Mu’minin Imam Ali bin Abi Talib(A.S.). His letter to Malek al-Ashtar describes in detail what a ruler has to do and [...]

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  • The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

    by : Martyr Murtuda Mutahhari Introduction He makes the night enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from [...]

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  • Scientific Philosophy and Metaphysics

    By: Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi Admitting the existence of problems that must be investigated on a philosophical plane, Marxism has tried to pretend that these problems can be solved by using the [...]

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  • Moral Conduct

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 19 – 25 Moral conduct is a mood arousing good behavior with others by showing happy mien, nice wording, and kind manners. As he was asked [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Jawad (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 226-228 Imam al-Jawad was unique in terms of knowledge, forbearance, [...]

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  • Sarcasm

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  • Rights of The Relatives

    Ethical Role-Models By: Sayyid Mahdi as-Sadr P. 286 – 290 Merits of the Relatives Relatives are the family to whom one belongs. Man’s relatives are the most similar, affectionate, and [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 229-231 Abu-Hashim Ja`fari has reported: I was afflicted with a bad [...]

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  • The Development of Beliefs Through the Ages

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  • Morality of Imam Muhammad Baqir (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 211-214 Muhammad ibn Munkadir reports: I never thought `Ali ibn [...]

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  • An Everlasting Peace Treaty

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  • Rights of Friends

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  • Obligations of The Rulers

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  • The Bodleian Tribute to Islamic Sciences

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  • Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 222-225 Ibrahim ibn `Abbas has reported: I never saw Imam al-Rida say [...]

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  • Islam vs Feminism

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  • The concept of religion

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  • Are Other Religions Right?

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  • Historical Factors and Shi’ism

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  • The Religion of Human Rights and Other Religions

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  • The Religion of Islam

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  • How I Found the Right Path

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  • Attributes of Shias

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  • The role of religion in the formation of the “Ummah Wahida”

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  • The Origins of the Shi’as

    BY :Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Husayn al-Kashif al-Ghita Shi’ism is not a new religion. It begins with the beginning of Islam. The embodiment of the code of religion, that is, the seal of the [...]

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  • The Advantages of Religion

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  • Christian Zionist Messianism: How It Views Islam and Muslims

    Represented by literally hundreds of small denominations and churches today, particularly in America, evangelical Christian Zionist messianism is today a formidable force and a major actor in [...]

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  • Method in Mufid’s Kalam and in Christian Theology

    By: Martin McDermott I. Al-Mufid’s Notion of Kala’m II. Al-Mufid’s Kala’m in Practice III. Comparison with Theology Notes I do not think I can tell you anything new about [...]

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  • How Islam is Related to Other Religion

    Mir Ahmed Ali Khan Islam is a religion that came after Judaism, Christianity, etc. Sometimes people of other faiths ask this question: How is Islam related to the other religions preceding it? In [...]

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  • Islam the Ultimate Way to Salvation

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  • The Constructive Role of Religion

    Many consider religion as the source for perfection of science. God, the Wise, Omnipotent and Omnipresent, is the Creator and Administrator of the universe. This is in stark contrast to the [...]

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  • Shi‘ism During Caliphate of Imam Ali (A.S)

    History of the Caliphs By: Rasūl Ja’farīan Translation by: Ali Ebrahimi p. 184-198 Muslims’ disagreements over caliphacy as well as other fields were dealt with in previous parts in detail. [...]

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  • The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam

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  • The Assumption of Form by Our Deeds

    By:Sayyid Mujtaba Musavi Lari In the past it was believed by specialists in the empirical sciences that an insurmountable barrier existed between matter and energy. Further scientific research [...]

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  • Who is Responsible for Education?

    Civilization gradually developed with time, and many types of social and cultural factors, were responsible for its progress. As already noted education plays a fundamental role in building human [...]

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  • The concept of religion

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  • Islamic Medicine History And Current Practice

    Husain F.Nagamia MD, FRCS (Eng & Edin) Chairman International Institute of Islamic Medicine Introduction: Considerable confusion exists in literature regarding the definition of [...]

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  • System of Government of Imam Muhammad Mahdi (A.S)

    The Life of Imam al-Mahdi By: Allama Baqir Sharif al-Qarashi Translation by: Sayyid Athar Husain S.H. Rizvi p. 359-366 The program of the government and his policies shall be mainly concerned [...]

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  • A Note on Economic Ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) with Special Reference to his Letter to Malik al-Ashtar

    Author: Prof. Dr. Sayed Afzal Peerzade Abstract An attempt is made to study economic ideas of Imam Ali (A.S.) (600-661 C.E.) with special reference to his letter to Malik al-Ashtar (d.658 C.E.). [...]

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  • Islam and The Social Problem

    By: Martyred Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir as-Sadr In order to reach the first circle in analyzing the social problem, we have to question that materialistic individualistic interest established by [...]

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  • Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics (4)

    Positive Asceticism Here, in order to present a correct picture of the ideal Islamic asceticism, we will state its features and facets in the course of some questions and answers: By citing [...]

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  • Can Science Dispense with Religion?

    Author : Aalulbayt Global Information Center 1. What is your definition of science and of religion? The question implies that science and religion cannot be defined with proximate genus and [...]

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  • How Fossils Overturned Evolution: Millions of Proofs that Refute Darwinism

    INTRODUCTION A fossil is the remains or traces of a plant or animal that have been preserved in the Earth’s crust down to the present day. Fossils collected from all over the world are our [...]

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  • A Healthy Society Under The Grace of Ethics

    Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and undoubtedly, “society” is the most important factor in development, improvement and or [...]

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  • The Shi‘ah-Populated Places during the Second Century Hijri

    By: Ghulam-Husayn Muharrami At the beginning of the second century AH, Shi‘ism extended beyond the frontiers of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq as it encompassed the entire Muslim domain. In view [...]

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  • Society and Tradition

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  • Human Behavior and Its Organization

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  • Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq’s Contribution to the Sciences

    Below are extracts from the book “The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher – Imam Jafar Ibn Mohammed As-Sadiq (a.s.)” This book is a translation of “Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shia”, the [...]

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  • The Basis of Individual and Social Ethics

    In his life, both personal and social, man is in need of a number of non-material objectives. Every social system requires a number of objectives which are common between individuals, without [...]

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  • The Rules of the Bay’ (Selling)

    By: Allamah Syed Muhammad Husain Tabataba’i The Bay’ (Selling) What is bay’? The bay’ (selling) means the sale and exchange of a property with another property in a way [...]

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  • Natural Therapeutics of Medicine in Islam

    Syed Ahmed Ali, M.D., Dr. Sadiq H. Hussain , Ahmed H. Sakr, Ph.D. 1.INTRODUCTION Medicine is both an art and a science. It encompasses prophylaxis or prevention, diagnosis, and finally treatment [...]

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  • Hesham ibn Hakam: The Founder of Science (Fundamentals of Religion)

    Author : Imam Reza Network Hesham is one of the best scholars and authorities of Islam. He was famous for his knowledge and virtue among the learned men of his time. He was a genius and a gifted [...]

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  • Spiritual Freedom

    “Say, oh people of the Book Come now to a word common between us and you that we worship none but God and that we associate not ought with Him and do not some of us take others as Lard, [...]

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  • The Holy Quran and Hadith on Music

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  • Attributes Of The Righteous [2]

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  • Love of Ahlul Bait leads to Paradise

    He said: Abu Ja’far Muhammad b. Umar al-Zayyat informed us that Ali b. Ismail reported to him from Muhammad b. Khalaf, who reported from al-Husain al-Ashqar, who reported from Qais, from [...]

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  • We Must Always Go To the Source of the Problem

    By:Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi Imam ‘Ali b. Muhammad al-Hadi (as) was a great Imam who lived under some of the hardest conditions and opposition (to his leadership). It was through the use [...]

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  • Morality of Imam al-Hadi (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 229-231 Abu-Hashim Ja`fari has reported: I was afflicted with a bad [...]

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  • The True Imam (Imam Hasan al-Askari (as))

    Composed by : Saleha Fatima Midhat   To him came the groups of people He spent his time guiding people Shias had chance to get knowledge And hear his preaching get knowledge Billions of [...]

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  • Gentleness in the Noble Life of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

    Written By: Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them, had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have dispersed from around you. Therefore, [...]

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  • Companions of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH)

    Just and Truthful? “O Believers, if an unrighteous person comes to you with information, you should verify it or else you might inflict harm on a people in ignorance and then end up regretting [...]

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  • Three Things Which The Muslim Nation Does Not Have The Strength to Bear

    By: Shaykh Nasir Makarim Shirazi The Prophet Muhammad (S) has said, “O’ ‘Ali! There are three things which this nation shall not be able to bear: equality with their brother in regards to [...]

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  • Golden quotes of Imam Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S)

    Written By: Asiya Syed –A blessing is trial, if gratitude is shown for it, it becomes a blessing, and if you show ingratitude for it then it becomes a wrath. –One who lacks [...]

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  • Scoldings and Spiritual Punishment in Hell

    Author : Imam Reza Network Among various tortures is the scolding, threating and humiliating. All of theses will be meted out to the hell dwellers not only by God and Angels but by the people of [...]

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  • Morality of Imam `Ali ibn Musa al-Rida (A.S)

    AHL AL-BAYT THE CELESTIAL BEINGS ON THE EARTH Author: Allama Hussein Ansariyan Translator: Dr. Ali Akbar Aghili Ashtiani P. 222-225 Ibrahim ibn `Abbas has reported: I never saw Imam al-Rida say [...]

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  • The Natural and Intellectual Rights in Islam

    By: Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Hakim The Father: My child! My purpose of speaking about the religious issues was for you to become familiar with a sample of the beliefs of you father and mother, and to [...]

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  • Worship and Prayer

    By: Ayatollah Murtaza Mutahhari “Surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and dishonor andcertainly the remembrance of God is the greatest. ”(29:44) In Islam, acts of devotion, [...]

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  • The Divine Rights in Islam

    Rights vary from one to another according to values of favors. A friend has his own familiar rights that are a degree lower than these of the affectionate brother who joins the tie of relation to [...]

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  • Short Maxims of Imam Hassan (A.S)

    1- The people who consult for their affairs will surely be guided to the right. 2- Meanness is to avoid thanking the grace. 3- Imam al-Hasan (A.S.) said to one of his sons: O son, do not befriend [...]

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  • The Seekers of Knowledge

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  • Doesn’t the Word Mawla Mean Friend?

    Although a huge number of Sunni scholars from all ages and from all points of view have confirmed the event and the historic words of the Prophet (s), they have found it difficult to reconcile it [...]

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